Hobby Stock

Olmstead keeps grinding for 100th IMCA Hobby Stock win

OVERTON, Neb. (Aug. 19, 2023) – Not that many years ago, Zach Olmstead was just happy to be at the track. Now the defending IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion and a 2023 national championship contender, he won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock career Friday night at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction. “Everything is just going right for us. We’ve raced more this year and we’ve had some good luck,” said Olmstead, who has totaled 27 wins at 10 different tracks in Kansas and Nebraska this season. “I don’t think I’m faster than I was last year, I’ve just learned to be patient.” “Super Nationals has been my biggest win so far and you have to have some luck to do that,” added the Overton, Neb., driver, also the two-time defending Stephenville Starter Race of Champions winner. “But that’s more like a sprint. One hundred wins is a marathon. You have to keep your nose to the grindstone.” He’s been grinding out the wins since 2016 after [Read More]

Late Model

Boone County, Junction hosts next Sunoco bonus nights for IMCA Late Models

ALBION, Neb. (June 8, 2023) – A pair of Sunoco Race Fuels bonuses are at stake this weekend in Nebraska. Division title sponsor Sunoco awards $250 bonuses to IMCA Late Model feature winners on Friday, June 9 at Boone County Raceway in Albion and Saturday, June 10 at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. for Boone County’s Firemen Appreciation Night show. Hot laps are at 7:30 p.m. and racing is at 8 p.m. And at Junction, gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Driver check-in closes at 6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern NorthMods are on both race night cards. Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites also run on Friday, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts on Saturday. Pit passes are $30 each night. Drivers can get the bonus one time in a season; the $250 will be awarded to the top finishing non-winning [Read More]

Events

Nunnenkamp Memorial this weekend at Junction Motor Speedway

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – Junction Motor Speedway hosts the Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100, with six IMCA divisions on the weekend card.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $1,000 to win, IMCA Modifieds for $775 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $675 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $525 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25 at McCool Junction. Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact feature pays $200 to win. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded both nights. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the draw closes at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, pit gates open at noon, the draw closes at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under.  Both nights of the Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100 will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. 

Results

$250 Sunoco bonus Saturday night at Junction Motor Speedway

VINTON, Iowa – Extra money is on the line for the potential winner of the main event for IMCA Sunoco Late Models this Saturday at McCool Junction. The next installment of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus will be paid to the August 28 Late Model winner at Junction Motor Speedway.  Sunoco bonuses will be presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned tracks in 2021. Drivers are eligible for one bonus during the racing season. Winners so far this year have been Matt Ryan at 300 Raceway in Farley, followed by Sean Johnson at Independence Motor Speedway, Andy Eckrich at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Ron Klein at Dubuque Speedway, Kyle Prauner at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Chase Osborne at Boone County Raceway in Albion, Brock Carlson at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Dave Eckrich at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Justin Kay at Davenport Speedway, and most recently Kale Kosiski last Saturday night at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan. IMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track. 

Events

Spring Thaw starts season Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – The first green flag of the season flies at Junction Motor Speedway for the Saturday, April 3 Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models chase a top $1,000 check that evening, with IMCA Modifieds running for $775 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $675, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $525, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern region, and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee is $100 for Late Models, $70 for Modifieds, $60 for Stock Cars, $50 for SportMods, $40 for Hobby Stocks and $20 for Sport Compacts. Pre-registration is due by March 29.  The Spring Thaw will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m., the draw closes at 5 p.m. and racing start at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $6 for students ages 6-12 and free for [Read More]

Events

Junction Motor Speedway hosts Sept. 25-26 Nunnenkamp Memorial

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – IMCA Sunoco Late Models chase $1,000 top checks on both nights of Junction Motor Speedway’s Sept. 25 and 26 Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100.  IMCA Modified run for $775 to win both nights, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $675, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $525 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500. First place in Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact main event pays $200. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded at the draw/redraw special. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. on Friday; gates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 6 p.m. on Saturday.  Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pitt passes are $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. More information is available at www.junctionmotorspeedway.com and on Facebook. 

Results

$250 Sunoco bonus at Junction Motor Speedway this weekend

VINTON, Iowa – The payday gets even better this week for the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winner at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. The final opportunity in the Midwest to earn a $250 Sunoco bonus is on the line this Saturday night. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. If the feature winner is a previous Sunoco winner, the bonus moves to the next eligible position. 2020 winners have been Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, Joel Callahan at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Eric Pollard at 300 Raceway, Justin Kay at Davenport Speedway and Dalton Simonsen at Marshalltown Speedway. Ben Sukup, Cory Dumpert and Jim Johnson claimed the bonus money with successive wins at US 30 Speedway, Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway respectively. Dustin Griffin garnered the win at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, Don Beckstrom at Shelby County Speedway, and most recently Andy Nezworski at the Bullring [Read More]

Results

Wet weather will win Junction’s Spring Thaw

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – Junction Motor Speed­way’s Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw becomes the latest casualty of a cold, wet forecast. The Saturday, March 21 special at McCool Junction will not be rescheduled.

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Junction Motor Speedway adding IMCA Late Models, Stock Cars to Saturday shows

McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – IMCA Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be new to Saturday night programs this season at Junction Motor Speedway. They’ll become the fifth and sixth divisions, respectively, sanctioned by IMCA at McCool Junction.  Promoter Delmar Friesen noted he’d gotten positive input from drivers in both divisions about the possibility of sanctioning. IMCA Late Models last ran weekly in Nebraska in 2004.  “It’s great to have them back. We need to keep this division economical and we need to give driv­ers a place to race,” he said. “There has to be a sanctioning body to make sure the rules are the same at every track and now there is one.”  Opening weekend at the 3/8-mile dirt oval is March 22 and 23 with the Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season championship night for all divisions other than the Late Models is Aug. 31 with the Barb Nunnenkamp Memorial McCool 100 on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. IMCA Modified points earned at Junction figure toward [Read More]